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Double-edge Fret File

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Double-edge Fret File Narrow/Medium

Narrow/Medium

Item # 4490
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$42.40

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Double-edge Fret File Wide/Jumbo

Wide/Jumbo

Item # 4491
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$42.40

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Double-edge Fret File, Set of 2

Set of 2

Item # 4492
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List Price $84.80
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Double-edge Fret File

About This Item

Our best-selling fret crowning file!
Precision-cut teeth for accurate fret shaping.

Each of our popular traditional 7-3/8" x 5/8" tool-steel files has two different 4" hollow-ground cutting edges, for recrowning a variety of fretwire sizes. These files were designed by luthiers for luthiers and are an economical way to get your fretting kit started. The handle is rubber-coated for comfort.

Works on stainless frets, too!
All of our tools are suitable for use on stainless-steel fretwire, with the exception of our Fret Tang Nippers. Modern stainless-steel fretwire is known to be harder than the traditional nickel-silver blends, but our own shop experience indicates the wire does not cause premature wear of files or sandpapers.


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Trade Secrets!

How to choose a fret-crowning file

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2.0

Not much tooth in the files for crowning.

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I bought the small/medium size fret crowning file. There is not much tooth in the curvature so it is very slow going trying to crown the frets. I'm not impressed with the product, especially for the price. Lots of hype for these files, but I'll go back to a triangle file for crowning.

Response from StewMac


We're sorry our Double-edge Fret File didn't work for you as you expected. If you are not satisfied you may return it for a refund or exchange. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273. We look forward to helping you with this.

5.0

Double edge fret file

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Verified Buyer


Please read my review of the nut file. All I wrote about it applies to this tool as well!

John Ellis, Sunny Day Dulcimers

5.0

Smooth and Quick

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Verified Buyer


I'm new to fret work, but this had my frets looking perfect after leveling, in 10-30 strokes. Left no mars on fret board. It's a great tool.

5.0

StewMac is the best!!!

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Verified Buyer


I've been using StewMac for 20+ years- quality products and awesome customer service.

5.0

Double edge file set

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Verified Buyer


Great for file dressing and crowning.

1.0

Bad File

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Verified Buyer


I should have taken the better quality.
These fretfiles have a bad cut.

Response from StewMac


We're sorry our Double-edge Fret File didn't work for you as you expected. We stand behind our return policy—if you are not satisfied, you may return the item anytime for a refund or exchange. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273 or email us. We look forward to helping you with this.

5.0

Fret work? you will need these.

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Verified Buyer


The right tool for any fret work job.

4.0

Bien...

By

Verified Buyer


Pas idéal mais fait le job correctement pour le prix !

5.0

tool to have if you work on frets

By

Verified Buyer


much better than the double the price diamond coated one that wears out in in 2 jobs..

5.0

Easy to use fret file

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Verified Buyer


Nice control of your strokes and cuts a nice crown quickly. I applied a piece of velcro to the side not being used that makes it comfortable on your index finger.

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